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St. Johns Community Center Roof and HVAC Replacement
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, St. Johns Community Center received a roof replacement and a replacement HVAC system to improve heating and cooling. The heating/cooling (HVAC) system installation work was completed in 2017. The building's roof was replaced in summer 2018.
Fall 2015 - Winter 2015/16
Winter 2016/17 - Spring 2017
Permitting and Bidding
Summer 2017 - Fall 2017
Construction for HVAC system
Spring 2018 - Summer 2018
Size in acres
Built in 1940, this center was originally part of a recreation complex that served the large number of workers in the Kaiser shipyards during World War II. When the war was over, the pre-fabricated building was dismantled and moved on flatbed trucks, piece by piece, to its current location. This new home was two blocks from the center of downtown St. Johns, at the edge of a large cherry and prune orchard. Some of the old fruit trees still stand on the center's grounds. In 1998-99, a number of improvements were made using funds from 1994 General Obligation Bond.
In 2018, St. Johns Community Center received a roof and HVAC system replacement thanks to funds from the Parks Replacement Bond.